Fisheries Subsidies: Supporting the implementation of new WTO rules
On June 1, 2022, the International Institute for Sustainable Development organized a hybrid session for World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiators on supporting the implementation of new WTO rules on fisheries subsidies.
Ahead of the WTO Twelfth Ministerial Conference, where WTO Members hope to conclude a new agreement on fisheries subsidies, the session explored some of the international cooperation opportunities available to WTO Members for the implementation of the new disciplines. In particular, delegations heard from institutions like the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Bank about possible sources of multilateral support for improving information and data collection capabilities, establishing the required domestic mechanisms to comply with new disciplines, and strengthening fisheries management systems more broadly. IISD also presented a self-assessment tool it is developing to assist WTO Members, and in particular developing countries, in their implementation efforts.
Trade and Sustainability Hub 2024
Alongside the Thirteenth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13) we will be running our Trade + Sustainability Hub, bringing together thought leaders from both within and outside governments for a series of conversations on the challenges of building cooperative trade policy that delivers for sustainable development.
2024 Investment Policy Forum
The 16th edition of the International Institute for Sustainable Development's (IISD) Investment Policy Forum will be held in Manila, the Philippines, in October 2024.
IISD at Procura+
Public procurement can play a key role in strategic governance, ensuring service delivery that achieves value for money and generates benefits not only for organizations, but also for the environment, society and the economy. IISD's Procurement team will present key research on green public procurement.
Rethinking Incentives for Sustainable Investment in Lao PDR
A high-level capacity-building workshop on the design and use of tax incentives as an investment promotion tool in Lao PDR.